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The Arrow of Time in Physics

Wallace, David (2012) The Arrow of Time in Physics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I provide a self-contained introduction to the problem of the arrow of time in physics, concentrating on the irreversibility of dynamical processes as described in statistical mechanics.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Wallace, Daviddavid.wallace@balliol.ox.ac.uk
Additional Information: (This is an invited contribution, to appear in the Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Time.)
Keywords: Time, Statistical Mechanics, Irreversibility
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: David Wallace
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 23:38
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2012 23:38
Item ID: 9192
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9192

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